Llewellyn Vaughan Morgan DSC, RN

Born  20 Mar 1891
Died  9 Oct 1969(78)


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Ranks

15 Sep 1908 Mid.
15 Oct 1911 S.Lt.
15 Sep 1913 Lt.
15 Sep 1921 Lt.Cdr.
30 Jun 1926 Cdr.
31 Dec 1933 Capt.
12 Jan 1943 Rear-Admiral
6 May 1946 Vice-Admiral
1 May 1950 Admiral (Retired)

Retired: 23 Sep 1949


Decorations

26 Apr 1918 DSC
10 Dec 1918 MVO
1 Feb 1937 CBE
16 Aug 1940 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
14 Jun 1945 CB
9 Jun 1949 KBE

Warship Commands listed for Llewellyn Vaughan Morgan, RN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
HMS Royal Sovereign (05)Capt.Battleship26 Jul 193919 Oct 1939
HMS Revenge (06)Capt.Battleship10 Jun 19411 Jan 1943

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Battleship HMS Royal Sovereign (05)


11 Sep 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Royal Sovereign (Capt. L.V. Morgan, CBE, MVO, DSC, RN) conducted gunnery exercises at Scapa Flow. (1)

20 Sep 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Royal Sovereign (Capt. L.V. Morgan, CBE, MVO, DSC, RN) conducted gunnery exercises at Scapa Flow. (1)

23 Sep 1939
Around 2330/23, HMS Royal Sovereign (Capt. L.V. Morgan, CBE, MVO, DSC, RN) departed Scapa Flow for Portsmouth. She was escorted by the destoyers HMS Esk (Lt.Cdr. R.J.H. Couch, RN) and HMS Express (Cdr. J.G. Bickford, RN).

They arrived at Portsmouth around 1200/26. HMS Royal Sovereign was to be taken in hand for refit and modernisation at the Royal Dockyard. This was however cancelled and it was decided to give the ship a short refit only to make her fit for further service as in her current state she was deemed unfit for service. This refit however was to take place at the Devonport Dockyard at Plymouth. (1)

6 Oct 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Royal Sovereign (Capt. L.V. Morgan, CBE, MVO, DSC, RN) shifted from the Portsmouth Dockyard to Spithead. (2)

7 Oct 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
Around 0100 hours, HMS Royal Sovereign (Capt. L.V. Morgan, CBE, MVO, DSC, RN) departed Spithead for Plymouth. She was escorted by the destoyers HMS Saladin (Lt.Cdr. L.J. Dover, RN) and HMS Scimitar (Lt.Cdr. M. Thornton, RN).

They arrived at Plymouth around 1245 hours. (2)

18 Oct 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
During her refit, HMS Royal Sovereign (Capt. L.V. Morgan, CBE, MVO, DSC, RN), is docked at the Devonport Dockyard. (2)


Battleship HMS Revenge (06)


10 Jun 1941

Convoy HX 132.

This convoy departed Halifax on 10 June 1941.

It was made up of the following merchant vessels; Ashby (British, 4868 GRT, built 1927), Avra (Greek, 4652 GRT, built 1912), Bayano (British, 6815 GRT, built 1917), Belita (British (tanker), 6323 GRT, built 1933), British Industry (British (tanker), 4297 GRT, built 1927), Circe Shell (British (tanker), 8207 GRT, built 1931), Dalfram (British, 4558 GRT, built 1930), Daphnella (British (tanker), 8078 GRT, built 1938), Duke of Sparta (British, 5397 GRT, built 1940), Empire Falcon (British, 4970 GRT, built 1918), James Hawson (British (tanker), 6074 GRT, built 1930), Lekhaven (British (tanker), 4802 GRT, built 1921), Marchant Prince (British, 5229 GRT, built 1939), Ornefjell (Norwegian (tanker), 1334 GRT, built 1937), Sama (Norwegian, 1799 GRT, built 1937), San Ernesto (British (tanker), 8078 GRT, built 1939), Schuylkill (British (tanker), 8965 GRT, built 1928), Strategist (British, 6255 GRT, built 1937), Tore Jarl (Norwegian, 1514 GRT, built 1920) and Trekieve (British, 5244 GRT, built 1919).

On departure from Halifax the convoy was escorted by the destroyer HMCS Annapolis (A/Lt.Cdr. F.C. Smith, RCNR).

The battleships HMS Revenge (Capt. L.V. Morgan, CBE, MVO, DSC, RN) also departed Halifax late on the 10th and joined the convoy at sea early on the 11th after which HMCS Annapolis parted company to return to Halifax.

On the morning of 13 June 1941, Convoy BHX 132 joined, which had departed Bermuda on 8 June 1941 and was made up of the following merchant vessels; Belinda (British (tanker), 8325 GRT, built 1939), Cape Hawke (British, 5081 GRT, built 1941), Cistula (British (tanker), 8097 GRT, built 1939), Corilla (Dutch (tanker), 8096 GRT, built 1939), Cortona (British (tanker), 7093 GRT, built 1921), Eclipse (British (tanker), 9767 GRT, built 1931), Eknaren (Swedish, 5243 GRT, built 1922), El Mirlo (British (tanker), 8092 GRT, built 1930), Elona (British (tanker), 6192 GRT, built 1936), Hopemount (British (tanker), 7434 GRT, built 1929), Merchant (British, 4615 GRT, built 1934), Oilreliance (British (tanker), 5666 GRT, built 1929), Otina (British (tanker), 6217 GRT, built 1938) and Vimeira (British, 5728 GRT, built 1927).

They had been escorted by the armed merchant cruiser HMS Maloja (A/Capt. V. Hammersley-Heenan, RN) which then parted company.

Around 0800O/16, the convoy was joined by the destroyers HMCS Saguenay (Lt. P.E. Haddon, RCN), HMCS Columbia (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) S.W. Davis, RN), Niagara (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) E.L. Armstrong, RCN), HMS Ramsey (Lt.Cdr. R.B. Stannard, VC, RNR), HMS Richmond (Lt.Cdr. A.F.L. Evans, RN) and the corvettes HMS Candytuft (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) F.B. Collinson, RD, RNR) and HMCS Cobalt ( T/Lt. C.J. Angus, RCNR).

Around 1530O/16, the destroyer HMCS Restigouche (Cdr. H.N. Lay, RCN) also joined. she had first directed convoy SC 34 towards convoy HX 132.

Around 2100O/16, Convoy SC 34 and it's escort, the armed merchant cruiser HMS Ranpura (A/Capt.(Retd.) H.T.W. Pawsey, OBE, RN), took station astern of convoy HX 132.

Around 1200O/18, HMCS Restigouche and HMCS Columbia parted company with the convoy.

Around 2000O/18, HMS Revenge parted company with the convoy to join westbound convoy OB 334.

HMS Ranpura, HMCS Saguenay, HMS Ramsay, HMS Richmond, HMS Candytuft and HMCS Cobalt parted company with the combined convoy around 1020Z/23 to proceed to Reykjavik.

Other A/S vessels had joined by that time but sources vary on their composition and the time they were with the convoy.

The relief A/S escorts most likely involved in escorting HX 132 and / or SC 34 were; destroyers HMS Broke (Cdr. B.G. Scurfield, RN), HMS Venomous (Cdr. H.P. Henderson, RN), HMS Sabre (Lt. P.W. Gretton, DSC, RN), HMS Saladin (Lt.Cdr. L.J. Dover, RN), HMS Shikari (Lt.Cdr. H.N.A. Richardson, RN), HMS Lincoln (Lt. R.J. Hanson, RN), corvettes HMS Abelia (T/Lt. F. Ardern, RNR), HMS Alisma (A/Lt.Cdr. M.G. Rose, RANVR), HMS Anemone (Lt.Cdr. H.G. Boys-Smith, DSO, RNR), HMS Sunflower (Lt.Cdr. J.T. Jones, RNR), HMS Veronica (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) D.F. White, RNR), mineweeepers HMS Gossamer (Lt.Cdr. A.D.H. Jay, RN), HMS Hazard (Lt.Cdr. J.R.A. Seymour, RN), HMS Hebe (Lt.Cdr. J.B.G. Temple, DSC, RN), HMS Hussar ( Lt.Cdr. D.H.P. Gardiner, RN), A/S trawlers HMS St. Elstan (T/Lt. G. Butcher, RNVR), HMS St. Kenan (T/Lt. R.R. Simpson, RNR) and HMS St. Zeno (T/Lt. J.K. Craig, RNVR). The catapult ship Pegasus apparently also joined the convoys.

[This will have to be further researched in the future.]

The convoys at a certain point apparently separated again. Convoy HX 132 arrived in U.K. waters on 28 June 1941. Convoy SC 34 arrived in U.K. waters on 29 June 1941.

10 Jun 1941

Convoy SC 34.

This convoy departed Halifax on 10 June 1941.

It was made up of the following merchant vessels; Aaro (Danish, 1426 GRT, built 1925), Baron Ruthven (British, 3178 GRT, built 1925), Baron Vernon (British, 3642 GRT, built 1929), Berkel (Dutch, 2130 GRT, built 1930), Bjorkhaug (Norwegian, 2094 GRT, built 1919), Bonde (Norwegian, 1570 GRT, built 1936), Borgfred (Norwegian, 2183 GRT, built 1920), Clunepark (British, 3491 GRT, built 1928), Cordelia (British (tanker), 8190 GRT, built 1932), Dinaric (British, 2555 GRT, built 1919), Eastmoor (British, 5812 GRT, built 1922), Einvik (Norwegian, 2000 GRT, built 1918), Empire Buffalo (British, 6404 GRT, built 1919), Fido (Norwegian, 1857 GRT, built 1919), Filleigh (British, 4856 GRT, built 1928), Geddington Court (British, 6903 GRT, built 1928), Gunvor Maersk (British, 1977 GRT, built 1931), Hartbridge (British, 5080 GRT, built 1927), Hindsholm (British, 1512 GRT, built 1922), Iron Baron (British, 3231 GRT, built 1911), Keila (British, 3621 GRT, built 1905), Lagarto (British, 5072 GRT, built 1917), Leighton (British, 7412 GRT, built 1921), Margit (British, 1735 GRT, built 1924), Mariston (British, 4557 GRT, built 1924), Michalios (Greek, 3742 GRT, built 1908), Milcrest (British, 5283 GRT, built 1919), Nicolaos Piangos (Greek, 4499 GRT, built 1912), Nicolas (Greek, 4540 GRT, built 1910), Pennington Court (British, 6098 GRT, built 1924), Redpool (British, 4848 GRT, built 1924), Scorton (British, 4813 GRT, built 1939), Snar (Norwegian, 3176 GRT, built 1920), Solhavn (Norwegian, 1630 GRT, built 1918) and Vestland (Norwegian, 1934 GRT, built 1916).

On departure from Halifax the convoy was escorted by the armed merchant cruiser HMS Ranpura (A/Capt.(Retd.) H.T.W. Pawsey, OBE, RN) and auxiliary patrol boats HMCS Raccoon (T/Lt. N.G. Bennett, RCNR) and HMCS Reindeer (Lt. L.G. Cumming, RCNVR). Both patrol vessels returned to Halifax on the 11th.

In the morning of the 15th the destroyer HMCS Restigouche (Cdr. H.N. Lay, RCN) joined to guide the convoy towards convoy HX 132.

Around 2100O/16, Convoy SC 34 took station astern of convoy HX 132.

The combined convoy was then escorted by the armed merchant cruiser HMS Ranpura, destroyers HMCS Restigouche, HMCS Saguenay (Lt. P.E. Haddon, RCN), HMCS Columbia (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) S.W. Davis, RN), Niagara (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) E.L. Armstrong, RCN), HMS Ramsey (Lt.Cdr. R.B. Stannard, VC, RNR), HMS Richmond (Lt.Cdr. A.F.L. Evans, RN) and the corvettes HMS Candytuft (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) F.B. Collinson, RD, RNR) and HMCS Cobalt ( T/Lt. C.J. Angus, RCNR).

HMS Ranpura, HMCS Saguenay, HMS Ramsay, HMS Richmond, HMS Candytuft and HMCS Cobalt parted company with the combined convoy around 1020Z/23 to proceed to Reykjavik.

Other A/S vessels had joined by that time but sources vary on their composition and the time they were with the convoy.

The relief A/S escorts most likely involved in escorting HX 132 and / or SC 34 were; destroyers HMS Broke (Cdr. B.G. Scurfield, RN), HMS Venomous (Cdr. H.P. Henderson, RN), HMS Sabre (Lt. P.W. Gretton, DSC, RN), HMS Saladin (Lt.Cdr. L.J. Dover, RN), HMS Shikari (Lt.Cdr. H.N.A. Richardson, RN), HMS Lincoln (Lt. R.J. Hanson, RN), corvettes HMS Abelia (T/Lt. F. Ardern, RNR), HMS Alisma (A/Lt.Cdr. M.G. Rose, RANVR), HMS Anemone (Lt.Cdr. H.G. Boys-Smith, DSO, RNR), HMS Sunflower (Lt.Cdr. J.T. Jones, RNR), HMS Veronica (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) D.F. White, RNR), mineweeepers HMS Gossamer (Lt.Cdr. A.D.H. Jay, RN), HMS Hazard (Lt.Cdr. J.R.A. Seymour, RN), HMS Hebe (Lt.Cdr. J.B.G. Temple, DSC, RN), HMS Hussar ( Lt.Cdr. D.H.P. Gardiner, RN), A/S trawlers HMS St. Elstan (T/Lt. G. Butcher, RNVR), HMS St. Kenan (T/Lt. R.R. Simpson, RNR) and HMS St. Zeno (T/Lt. J.K. Craig, RNVR). The catapult ship HMS Pegasus (Capt.(Retd.) P.G. Wodehouse, DSO, RN) apparently also joined the convoys.

[This will have to be further researched in the future.]

The convoys at a certain point apparently separated again. Convoy HX 132 arrived in U.K. waters on 28 June 1941. Convoy SC 34 arrived in U.K. waters on 29 June 1941.

11 Jun 1941

Convoy OB 334.

This convoy departed the U.K. on 11 June 1941.

It was made up of the following merchant vessels; Alexia (British (tanker), 8016 GRT, built 1935), Armadale (British, 5066 GRT, built 1929), Athelprincess (British (tanker), 8882 GRT, built 1929), Barberrys (British, 5170 GRT, built 1920), Baron Carnegie (British, 3178 GRT, built 1925), Barrington Court (British, 4910 GRT, built 1924), Benledi (British, 5943 GRT, built 1930), Bic Island (British, 4000 GRT, built 1917), British Colony (British (tanker), 6917 GRT, built 1927), British Commodore (British (tanker), 6865 GRT, built 1923), British Destiny (British (tanker), 8470 GRT, built 1937), British Faith (British, 6955 GRT, built 1928), Bulysses (British, 7519 GRT, built 1927), Bur (Norwegian, 4343 GRT, built 1917), Cairnesk (British, 5007 GRT, built 1926), Carelia (British (tanker), 8062 GRT, built 1938), Chr. Th. Boe (Norwegian (tanker), 6192 GRT, built 1930), Clan Macilwraith (British, 4839 GRT, built 1924), Clan Macwhirter (British, 5941 GRT, built 1918), Comanchee (British (tanker), 6837 GRT, built 1936), El Aleto (British (tanker), 7203 GRT, built 1927), Empire Crossbill (British, 5463 GRT, built 1919), Empire Waterhen (British, 6004 GRT, built 1920), Industria (British, 4850 GRT, built 1940), Jade (British, 930 GRT, built 1938), Lodestone (British, 4877 GRT, built 1938), Luxor (British (tanker), 6554 GRT, built 1930), Mandalay (British, 5529 GRT, built 1911), Mendoza (British, 8233 GRT, built 1919), Modavia (British, 4858 GRT, built 1927), Morgenen (Norwegian (tanker), 7093 GRT, built 1930), Nova (Norwegian, 1382 GRT, built 1925), Petter (Norwegian (tanker), 9109 GRT, built 1935), President de Vogue (Norwegian (tanker), 9320 GRT, built 1935), Ramsay (British, 4855 GRT, built 1930), Redgate (British, 4323 GRT, built 1929), Saganaga (British, 5454 GRT, built 1935), Sepia (British (tanker), 6214 GRT, built 1936), South Wales (British, 5619 GRT, built 1929), Stigstad (British, 5964 GRT, built 1927), Taron (British (tanker), 8054 GRT, built 1936), Temple Inn (British, 5218 GRT, built 1940), Tiba (Dutch, 5239 GRT, built 1938), Tower Field (British, 4241 GRT, built 1935), Trident (British, 4317 GRT, built 1917), Ulysses (British, 14647 GRT, built 1913), Vancouver (British (tanker), 5729 GRT, built 1928) and Vardefjell (Norwegian (tanker), GRT, built 1940).

The merchant vessel Baron Carnegie which had departed Avonmouth, was sunk on 11 June 1941 by German torpedo aircraft off St. David's Head in position 51°55'N, 05°34'W.

On leaving UK waters the convoy was escorted by escorted by the destroyer HMS Beagle (Cdr. R.T. White, DSO and Bar, RN), corvettes HMS Gladiolus (Lt.Cdr. H.M.C. Sanders, DSC, RNR), HMS Nigella (T/Lt. T.W. Coyne, RNR), HMS Orchis (T/Lt. H. Vernon, RNR), HMS Polyanthus (Lt. A. Hague, RNR), minesweepers HMS Seagull ( Cdr.(Retd.) R.H.V. Sivewright, RN), HMS Sharpshooter (Lt.Cdr. D. Lampen, RN) and the A/S trawlers HMS Ayrshire (T/Lt. L.J.A. Gradwell, RNVR), HMS Lady Madeleine (T/Lt. W.G. Ogden, RNVR) and HMS St. Loman (T/Lt. R.C. Warwick, RNR). Catapult ship HMS Maplin (A/Cdr. J.O. Davies, RNR) was also with the convoy. HMS Beagle, HMS Gladiolus, HMS Orchis, HMS Nigella, HMS Polyanthus, HMS Seagull, HMS Sharpshooter, HMS Ayrshire, HMS Lady Madeleine, HMS St. Loman and HMS Maplin were detached on the 17th after having been relieved by the armed merchant cruiser HMS Aurania (A/Capt. I.W. Whitehorn, RN), destroyers HMS Burnham (Cdr. J. Bostock, DSC, RN), HMS Churchill (Cdr.(Retd.) G.R. Cousins, RN) and the corvettes HMS Dianthus (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) C.E. Bridgman, RNR) and HMCS Spikenard (Lt.Cdr. H.G. Shadforth, RCNR). Destroyer HMS Chesterfield (Lt.Cdr. E. Gleave, RNR) was briefly (between 1720N/19 and 2120N/19) with the convoy on the 19th, she rejoined the convoy at 0755O/20, after having reported the position of the convoy by W/T.

Battleship HMS Revenge (Capt. L.V. Morgan, CBE, MVO, DSC, RN) and the armed merchant cruisers HMS Bulolo (Capt.(Retd.) R.L. Hamer, RN) and HMS California (Capt. C.J. Pope, RAN) joined the convoy in the late afternoon / early evening of the 20th.

Around 1500P/24, HMS Revenge, HMS Bulolo and HMS California parted company with the convoy in position 45°29'N, 55°24'W to proceed directly to Halifax.

Around 1700P/24, HMS Burnham, HMS Chesterfield and HMS Churchill parted company with the convoy in position 45°29'N, 56°21'W to proceed to St. Johns.

Around 0400P/25, the convoy was dispersed although several ships had already been detached while en-route. HMS Aurania, HMS Dianthus and HMCS Spikenard continued on the Halifax with only three ships destined for there.

25 Jun 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
The battleship HMS Revenge (Capt. L.V. Morgan, CBE, MVO, DSC, RN) and the armed merchant cruisers HMS Bulolo (Capt.(Retd.) R.L. Hamer, RN) and HMS California (Capt. C.J. Pope, RAN) all arrived at Halifax after convoy escort duty. (3)

2 Jul 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Revenge (Capt. L.V. Morgan, CBE, MVO, DSC, RN) departed Halifax for Bermuda where she was to conduct a programme of gunnery exercises. (4)

4 Jul 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Revenge (Capt. L.V. Morgan, CBE, MVO, DSC, RN) arrived at Bermuda. Before entering the harbour, 4" HA gunnery exercises were carried out. (4)

7 Jul 1941
During 7/8 July 1941, HMS Revenge (Capt. L.V. Morgan, CBE, MVO, DSC, RN), conducted gunnery exercises off Bermuda. These included night exercises. (4)

10 Jul 1941
HMS Revenge (Capt. L.V. Morgan, CBE, MVO, DSC, RN) departed Bermuda for gunnery exercises during 10 and 11 July. These included night exercises.

On completion of the exercises in the morning of July 11th, course was set to proceed to Halifax. (4)

14 Jul 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Revenge (Capt. L.V. Morgan, CBE, MVO, DSC, RN) arrived at Halifax from Bermuda. (4)

14 Aug 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Revenge (Capt. L.V. Morgan, CBE, MVO, DSC, RN) departed Halifax for Bermuda where she was to conduct a programme of gunnery exercises. (5)

16 Aug 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Revenge (Capt. L.V. Morgan, CBE, MVO, DSC, RN) arrived at Bermuda from Halifax. (5)

19 Aug 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
During 19/20 August 1941, HMS Revenge (Capt. L.V. Morgan, CBE, MVO, DSC, RN), conducted compass swing trials at Bermuda followed by gunnery exercises off Bermuda. These included night exercises. (5)

21 Aug 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Revenge (Capt. L.V. Morgan, CBE, MVO, DSC, RN) departed Bermuda for Freetown. It had been decided to sent HMS Revenge to the Indian Ocean for convoy escort duties on the East Indies Station. (5)

29 Aug 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
The battleship HMS Revenge (Capt. L.V. Morgan, CBE, MVO, DSC, RN), en-route from Bermuda to Freetown, is joined around 1000N/29 by the destroyer HMS Vansittart (Lt.Cdr. R.L.S. Gaisford, RN). Around 1540N/29, the destroyer HMS Velox (Lt.Cdr. E.G. Roper, DSC, RN) also joined.

HMS Vansittart parted company around 1740N/30. (5)

31 Aug 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Revenge (Capt. L.V. Morgan, CBE, MVO, DSC, RN) and HMS Velox (Lt.Cdr. E.G. Roper, DSC, RN) arrived at Freetown. (5)

1 Sep 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
The battleship HMS Revenge (Capt. L.V. Morgan, CBE, MVO, DSC, RN) and the corvettes HMS Amaranthus (T/Lt. W.S. Thomson, RNR), HMS Armeria (T/Lt. H.N. Russell, DSC, RNR), HMS Mignonette (Lt. H.H. Brown, RNR) and HMS Woodruff (T/Lt. T. Muir, RNVR) departed Freetown escorting convoy WS 10X.

[For more info on this convoy see the event ' Convoy WS 10X ' for 15 August 1941.] (6)

11 Sep 1941
HMS Revenge (Capt. L.V. Morgan, CBE, MVO, DSC, RN) arrived at Capetown with convoy WS 10X. (7)

14 Sep 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Revenge (Capt. L.V. Morgan, CBE, MVO, DSC, RN) departed Capetown as escort for convoy WS 10X.

[For more info on this convoy see the event ' Convoy WS 10X ' for 15 August 1941.] (7)

22 Sep 1941
HMS Revenge (Capt. L.V. Morgan, CBE, MVO, DSC, RN) arrived at Mombasa after convoy escort duty. (7)

23 Sep 1941
HMS Revenge (Capt. L.V. Morgan, CBE, MVO, DSC, RN) departed Mombasa for Durban. She was escorting the troopship Zealandia (Australian, 6660 GRT, built 1910). (7)

28 Sep 1941
HMS Revenge (Capt. L.V. Morgan, CBE, MVO, DSC, RN) and the troopship Zealandia (Australian, 6660 GRT, built 1910) arrived at Durban.

At Durban HMS Revenge is to undergo repairs at the Royal Dockyard. (7)

1 Oct 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Revenge (Capt. L.V. Morgan, CBE, MVO, DSC, RN) is docked at the Durban Dockyard. (8)

17 Oct 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Revenge (Capt. L.V. Morgan, CBE, MVO, DSC, RN) is undocked. (8)

29 Oct 1941

Convoy CM 18X.

This convoy departed Durban on 29 October 1941.

It was made up of the (troop) transports; Aronda (British, 9031 GRT, built 1941) and Stratheden (British, 23722 GRT, built 1937).

They were escorted by the battleship HMS Revenge (Capt. L.V. Morgan, CBE, MVO, DSC, RN).

Around 0700C/3, HMS Revenge was relieved by the light cruiser HMS Ceres (Capt. H.H. McWilliam, RN).

The convoy arrived at Aden on 8 November 1941. (9)

3 Nov 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Revenge (Capt. L.V. Morgan, CBE, MVO, DSC, RN) arrived at Kilindini / Momabasa after convoy escort duty. (10)

13 Nov 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Revenge (Capt. L.V. Morgan, CBE, MVO, DSC, RN) departed Kilindini for escort duty with convoy WS 12.

[For more info on this convoy see the event ' Convoy WS 12 ' for 29 September 1941.] (10)

20 Nov 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Revenge (Capt. L.V. Morgan, CBE, MVO, DSC, RN) arrived at Aden from convoy escort duty. (10)

21 Nov 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Revenge (Capt. L.V. Morgan, CBE, MVO, DSC, RN) departed Aden for Bombay. (10)

26 Nov 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Revenge (Capt. L.V. Morgan, CBE, MVO, DSC, RN) arrived at Bombay. (10)

4 Dec 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)

Convoy BA 10.

This convoy departed Bombay on 4 December 1941 for Aden.

It was made up of only one ship, the transport Nevasa (British, 9213 GRT, built 1913) carrying Indian troops and some RIN personnel.

The 'convoy' was escorted by the battleship HMS Revenge (Capt. L.V. Morgan, CBE, MVO, DSC, RN) until the early afternoon of December 7th, when HMS Revenge was ordered to proceed to Colombo with all possible despatch.

The 'convoy' arrived at Aden on 10 December. (11)

11 Dec 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Revenge (Capt. L.V. Morgan, CBE, MVO, DSC, RN) arrived at Colombo from escort duty. (12)

12 Dec 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Revenge (Capt. L.V. Morgan, CBE, MVO, DSC, RN) conducted D/G trials at Colombo. She then left for gunnery exercises. On completion of these she set course to Trincomalee. (12)

13 Dec 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Revenge (Capt. L.V. Morgan, CBE, MVO, DSC, RN) arrived at Trincomalee from Colombo. (12)

9 Feb 1942
HMS Revenge (Capt. L.V. Morgan, CBE, MVO, DSC, RN) departed Trincomalee for Mombasa and then to Durban where she was to refit. (13)

17 Feb 1942
HMS Revenge (Capt. L.V. Morgan, CBE, MVO, DSC, RN) arrived at Mombasa. (13)

19 Feb 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Ramillies (Capt. D.N.C. Tufnell, DSC, RN) and HMS Revenge (Capt. L.V. Morgan, CBE, MVO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Kilindini.

Around noon, HMS Revenge parted company with HMS Ramillies which continued to exercise and only returned to Kilindini the following morning.

HMS Revenge set course for Durban. (14)

24 Feb 1942
HMS Revenge (Capt. L.V. Morgan, CBE, MVO, DSC, RN) arrived at Durban from Kilindini. At Durban she was taken in hand for a short refit and installation of new radar equipment. (15)

18 Mar 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Revenge (Capt. L.V. Morgan, CBE, MVO, DSC, RN) departed Durban for Mauritius. (16)

23 Mar 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Revenge (Capt. L.V. Morgan, CBE, MVO, DSC, RN) arrived at Mauritius. After taking on board fuel and water she departed for Addu Atoll to join the Eastern Fleet that is operating in the area. (16)

14 Apr 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
' Force B ' of the Eastern Fleet arrived at Kilindini from operations.

' Force B ' was made up of the battleships HMS Resolution (Capt. A.R. Halfhide, CBE, RN , flying the flag of A/Vice-Admiral A.U. Willis, DSO, RN, second in command Eastern Fleet), HMS Ramillies (Capt. D.N.C. Tufnell, DSC, RN), HMS Revenge (Capt. L.V. Morgan, CBE, MVO, DSC, RN), HMS Royal Sovereign (Capt. R.H. Portal, DSC, RN), light cruiser HMS Caledon (A/Capt. H.J. Haynes, DSO, DSC, RN) and the destroyers HMS Griffin (Capt. H.St.L. Nicolson, DSO, RN), HMS Hotspur (Lt. T.D. Herrick, DSC, RN), HMS Fortune (Lt.Cdr. R.D.H.S. Pankhurst, RN), HMS Foxhound (Cdr. G.H. Peters, DSC, RN), HMS Arrow (Cdr. A.M. McKillop, RN) and HrMs Isaac Sweers (Cdr. W. Harmsen, RNN). (17)

23 Apr 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
The battleship HMS Revenge (Capt. L.V. Morgan, CBE, MVO, DSC, RN), light cruisers HMS Dragon (Capt. R.J. Shaw, MBE, RN), HMS Caledon (A/Capt. H.J. Haynes, DSO, DSC, RN) and the destroyers HMS Griffin (Capt. H.St.L. Nicolson, DSO, RN) and HMS Hotspur (Lt. T.D. Herrick, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Kilindini.

Around 1300(-2u45min)/23, HMS Revenge and both destroyers parted company with the cruisers and proceeded southwards.

HMS Revenge was to proceed to Durban and was escorted by the destroyers until 0001/24 whey they parted company to return to Kilindini.

The light cruisers continued exercising until returning to Kilindini in the morning of the 24th. (18)

28 Apr 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Revenge (Capt. L.V. Morgan, CBE, MVO, DSC, RN) arrived at Durban from Kilindini. (19)

30 Apr 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Revenge (Capt. L.V. Morgan, CBE, MVO, DSC, RN) departed Durban to join convoy WS 17 as escort.

[For more info on this convoy see the event ' Convoy WS 17 ' for 27 April 1942.] (19)

9 May 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Revenge (Capt. L.V. Morgan, CBE, MVO, DSC, RN), HMS Arrow (Cdr. A.M. McKillop, RN) and HrMs Isaac Sweers (Cdr. W. Harmsen, RNN) arrived at Kilindini / Mombasa. (20)

12 May 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
A/Vice-Admiral A.U. Willis, DSO, RN, transferred his flag from HMS Resolution (Capt. A.R. Halfhide, CBE, RN) to HMS Revenge (Capt. L.V. Morgan, CBE, MVO, DSC, RN). (21)

14 Jun 1942
The battleship HMS Revenge (Capt. L.V. Morgan, CBE, MVO, DSC, RN, flying the flag of A/Vice-Admiral A.U. Willis, DSO, RN, second in command Eastern Fleet), light cruiser HMS Dragon (A/Capt. G.V.B. Faulkner, RN) and the destroyers HMS Anthony (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Hodges, RN) and HMS Foxhound (Cdr. G.H. Peters, DSC, RN) departed Kilindini for Durban. (22)

19 Jun 1942
The battleship HMS Revenge (Capt. L.V. Morgan, CBE, MVO, DSC, RN, flying the flag of A/Vice-Admiral A.U. Willis, DSO, RN, second in command Eastern Fleet), light cruiser HMS Dragon (A/Capt. G.V.B. Faulkner, RN) and the destroyers HMS Anthony (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Hodges, RN) and HMS Foxhound (Cdr. G.H. Peters, DSC, RN) arrived at Durban from Kilindini. (23)

26 Jun 1942
HMS Revenge (Capt. L.V. Morgan, CBE, MVO, DSC, RN, flying the flag of A/Vice-Admiral A.U. Willis, DSO, RN, second in command Eastern Fleet) completed de-ammunitioning. She is then taken in hand for refit at the Durban Dockyard. (24)

5 Jul 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
A/Vice-Admiral A.U. Willis, DSO, RN, transferred his flag from HMS Revenge (Capt. L.V. Morgan, CBE, MVO, DSC, RN) to HMS Resolution (Capt. A.R. Halfhide, CBE, RN) after having arrived at Kilindini from Durban by air. (25)

15 Oct 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Revenge (Capt. L.V. Morgan, CBE, MVO, DSC, RN) is docked at the Durban Dockyard. (26)

23 Oct 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Revenge (Capt. L.V. Morgan, CBE, MVO, DSC, RN) is undocked. (26)

15 Nov 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
With her refit completed, the battleship HMS Revenge (Capt. L.V. Morgan, CBE, MVO, DSC, RN), departed Durban for Kilindini to rejoin the Eastern Fleet. She is escorted by the escort destroyers HMS Blackmore (Lt. H.T. Harrel, RN) and HMS Derwent (Cdr. R.H. Wright, DSC, RN). (27)

20 Nov 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Revenge (Capt. L.V. Morgan, CBE, MVO, DSC, RN) HMS Blackmore (Lt. H.T. Harrel, RN) and HMS Derwent (Cdr. R.H. Wright, DSC, RN) arrived at Kilindini from Durban. (28)

28 Nov 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
During 28/29 November 1942, the battleship HMS Revenge (Capt. L.V. Morgan, CBE, MVO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Kilindini during which she was escorted by the destroyer HMAS Napier (Lt.Cdr. A.H. Green, DSC, RAN) and the escort destroyer HMS Blackmore (Lt. H.T. Harrel, RN). (28)

3 Dec 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
From 3 to 5 December 1942, the battleship HMS Revenge (Capt. L.V. Morgan, CBE, MVO, DSC, RN), light cruiser HMS Ceres (Capt. C.C.A. Allen, RN), destroyer HMS Hotspur (Lt. P. Bekenn, RN) and the escort destroyers HMS Blackmore (Lt. H.T. Harrel, RN) and HMS Derwent (Cdr. R.H. Wright, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Kilindini. (29)

10 Dec 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
During 10/11 December 1942, the battleship HMS Revenge (Capt. L.V. Morgan, CBE, MVO, DSC, RN), destroyer HMS Hotspur (Lt. P. Bekenn, RN) and the escort destroyer HMS Derwent (Cdr. R.H. Wright, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Kilindini. (30)

29 Dec 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
During 29/30 December 1942, the battleship HMS Revenge (Capt. L.V. Morgan, CBE, MVO, DSC, RN), destroyer HMS Rotherham (Capt. F.S.W. de Winton, RN) and the escort destroyer HMS Blackmore (Lt. H.T. Harrel, RN) conducted exercises off Kilindini.

During the night exercises they were joined by the cruiser HMS Hawkins (Capt. G.A. French, RN). (31)

Sources

  1. ADM 53/110312
  2. ADM 53/110313
  3. ADM 53/113743 + ADM 53/113784 + ADM 53/115013
  4. ADM 53/115014
  5. ADM 53/115015
  6. ADM 53/115016 + ADM 199/395
  7. ADM 53/115016
  8. ADM 53/115017
  9. ADM 53/113891 + ADM 53/113892 + ADM 53/115017 + ADM 53/115018
  10. ADM 53/115018
  11. ADM 53/115019 + ADM 199/408
  12. ADM 53/115019
  13. ADM 53/116554 + ADM 199/2568
  14. ADM 53/116489 + ADM 53/116554
  15. ADM 53/116554
  16. ADM 53/116555
  17. ADM 187/18 + ADM 199/426
  18. ADM 53/115475 + ADM 53/115818 + ADM 53/116556
  19. ADM 53/116556
  20. ADM 53/116557
  21. ADM 53/116535 + ADM 53/116557 + ADM 199/429
  22. ADM 53/115820 + ADM 53/116558 + ADM 199/429
  23. ADM 53/115820 + ADM 53/116558 + ADM 199/2349
  24. ADM 53/116558
  25. ADM 53/116537 + ADM 53/116559 + ADM 199/429
  26. ADM 53/116562
  27. ADM 53/116563 + ADM 199/2349
  28. ADM 53/116563
  29. ADM 53/115567 + ADM 53/116564
  30. ADM 53/116564
  31. ADM 53/116046 + ADM 53/116564

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.


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